Do hobos know stuff?

Do you think I could ask some of the local homeless on camping tips?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's a big business these days. Only way to afford all them drugs.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No.
    They wrap themselves in layers of stinking clothes, suffer from multiple skin conditions, have parasites and get intoxicated so that they don't have to feel the cold or anything in general.
    What they do know is which parts of the city are dangerous, where to get drugs and where there is shelter that isn't on the radar of the police or hostiles.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What amazes me is how so many of them seem to reach old age, it's fucking unbelievable

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They’re not old, they just look terrible.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    they can teach you how it feels to get stabbed with a hobo knife

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    SITTING ON A PARK BENCH

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      EYEING LITTLE GIRLS WITH BAD INTENT

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Aaahhhhkkwwwaaluuunnnggg

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Y'know, I've always heard those lyrics as "...with satin panties."

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was having stand-up breakfast at a train station's open counter bar when this junkie came up and asked for money to passerbys, then he crouched over and picked up this finger-food sized pig-in-a-blanket lying next to someone's feet, blew on it and ate it with gusto. I was equally disgusted and Impressed.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They get free gear from commies and then shit/od in it and die, so no.
    I do pick through their abandoned camps after they die when I'm out fishing though, I've found some good stuff

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What have you found?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Best was a WagnerWare skillet some commie gay stole out of grandma's kitchen, and then was left in the woods to rust. Cleaned her up, nursed her back to health, cooked pancakes in her for the family last weekend.
        Other than that, mostly just small stuff, like tent components. I had a cracked pole, found a perfect replacement. Lots of fishing lures, cheap mess kit pieces, it's free real estate

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Oh, and used needles; lotsa used needles

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          you can make a very nice chandelier with those

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I grew up by a railroad track between two big feed mills. Probably only 6 miles or so between them. Qhen they was a long enough train we could hop onto one of the last cars. The train only went 5mp the whole time between those stops but we felt like 1930s hobos doing it. Wish I could go back to those times bros.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Homeless person distracting traffic in L.A.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The homeless of today are not even the homeless of 10 years ago. They aren't whimsical or mentally difficult people who are simply living outside of society, they are now on incredibly ruinous drugs and are essentially not even existing in the same reality as you. They can hardly string together sentences let alone innovate on thier camping setup.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >They aren't whimsical or mentally difficult people who are simply living outside of society
      I miss these hobos. I once sat down and had a couple beers with an old guy who had hitchhiked all over north America just playing banjo and hanging out.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        There was a nice hobo that lived in my parakade ramp. His name was whiskey. He was a cool dude, he would recite poetry to me essentially as a form of unrequested payment when I brought him a bite to eat. He had a good soul.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I love when they have a good hobo name like that. I met a guy called Scooter who lived under some concrete steps behind a Mexican restaurant in Calgary.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Whoa. I met whiskey in Edmonton. Sounds like Alberta had some top tier hobos up until recently.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Remnants of the wild west I hope.

              I live on the same block as the busiest shelter in my city. Of the people who are permantently on the street and seem to be committed to being homeless, only a couple of them can actually speak cooherently and only one of them seemed to know anything about actually surviving on anything more than luck and goodwill, and even that guy was a fucked up alcoholic so who knows. the rest are literally doomed with heroin and whatever else is on the streets these days. It's crazy how my contempt for the homeless has grown now that I live in a place where I see and hear them every day. I mean the perma-homeless, I have nothing against folks who fucked up and were homeless for a few months.

              I know the feeling. I used to live on the 30th floor of a building and from my balcony I could see a busy downtown shelter and a cheap liquor store. You could literally watch the bums leave in the morning and go line up at the liquor store before it opened. Throughout the day they'd disperse to beg for smokes and money then make their way back to the shelter in the evening.
              It was a shitty neighborhood and I had some bad run ins around there.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >They aren't whimsical or mentally difficult people who are simply living outside of society
      these people just kill themselves now don't they

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is of course not even close to being true.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Seems to be.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    yes but you have to find the non-crazy ones. they will have good tips for keeping warm and avoiding infections.
    I was half-homeless once, live din a derelict building, just getting out of the wind makes such a huge difference, clean clothes insulate better too.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    local homeless people have very little in common with actual hobos. the litmus test i go by is if someone has more possessions than they can carry on their back, they're usually pretty poor company. if you see a guy eating a sandwich sitting on a curb next to a well used pack wearing ripped and stained clothes, that's the kind of person to go to with your questions. 99% of homeless people are stagnant social outcasts or drug users who don't have much to offer in the way of advice.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Reminds me of this old black guy I met down by the railroad tracks when I was in high school.
      >could be anywhere from 45-70 years old
      >wore one of those old black guy hats (you know the one)
      >sounded like grandad from The Boondocks
      >old mechanic shirt with the name tag ripped off
      >patched more times than it should be

      Told me to always carry a Bic pen because you never know when you might need it to stab a guy. If the cops ask, it's "just a pen." "You can also write with it."

      Old black dudes have the best life advice.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >wore one of those old black guy hats
        I'm guessing you're either talking about a flat cap, or a straw fedora

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >wore one of those old black guy hats
        I'm guessing you're either talking about a flat cap, or a straw fedora

        He's talking about Kangols.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't bother with the downtown crackheads - find a real vagrant. Gave a pack of cigarettes to one at the freight yard and he took an adventure I won't soon forget

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yup.
    >https://www.logodesignlove.com/hobo-signs-and-symbols

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I live on the same block as the busiest shelter in my city. Of the people who are permantently on the street and seem to be committed to being homeless, only a couple of them can actually speak cooherently and only one of them seemed to know anything about actually surviving on anything more than luck and goodwill, and even that guy was a fucked up alcoholic so who knows. the rest are literally doomed with heroin and whatever else is on the streets these days. It's crazy how my contempt for the homeless has grown now that I live in a place where I see and hear them every day. I mean the perma-homeless, I have nothing against folks who fucked up and were homeless for a few months.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      where i live people are trying to get them housed and most of the homeless people dont even want that. most seem happy to just get fucked up everyday and steal shit. there comes a point where i just dont feel anything for them and want them all to go away.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you can't live off the land, you need a tribe to feed you
    Dumpsters have more food than the wilds
    people will just hand you cash if you ask. lots of it.
    you're gonna lose weight. We're all skinny
    You're gonna miss snacks, internets, games, smokes. Mostly snacks though
    It's boring out here
    There is no trust without locks
    Don't drink the water
    Wear layers
    Stay dry or get dry
    blankets, collect them
    travel. The weather is always good somewhere
    drugs and booze because you will be bored
    hard to get a job without somewhere to shave and wash
    even harder to sleep when your nutsack is rotting because you can't wash
    wash your nutsack
    your asshole too
    know where to poop
    you're gonna meet cops. Learn to be respectful, obedient and quiet
    or go to jail and trade everything you own for 3 hots and a cot
    other people are weird
    you can't survive without other people
    you might not survive even with other people
    wash your socks whenever you can
    duct tape fixes boots for a while
    camp fires are a rare luxury
    cooking fires too
    you're going to have a lot of time on your hands, go ahead and walk somewhere
    restaurants will feed you to get you to leave
    just ask to wash dishes for food. They don't want you there so they'll give you food to fuck off
    smoking butts out of the ashtray will give you herpes
    so will kissing homeless chicks
    don't talk to homeless people, they're fucking insane.
    a walmart pup tent is worth the $30
    get a car, it's much better
    or a camper
    lightning PROBABLY won't hit you
    good luck. Homeless people don't camp so much as we exist in nature and hate it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I pulled five years as a bum. What you say is about right on the money. Recommended that anybody interested in real survival start at the local shelter or mission. They weed out the dope heads and drunks. Go to sandwich lines. Most of those guys are on top of shit so they get the best food. Food is not an issue. Most of us doing the "chase-a-plate" circuit have food to spare. Look for guys with watches. They have to be punctual to the sandwich lines. Some good ones go like a zipper and there is nothing left after a couple of minutes. Got to be competent to make it. BTW don't steal and don't break the law. Karma will bite your ass.

      There are some interesting dudes out there. Plenty with college degrees. Plenty of former millionaires. Everyman has his story. Loved it.

      Covid put me inside. FEMA civilized me. Now me and most of my friends are just normal Joe's. Homefree is a great life.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Plenty with college degrees. Plenty of former millionaires
        this interests me because I've been homeless for years and I've been a multimillionaire for decades. I have a college degree.

        the connections seem clear. Both don't fear risk. Both ignore societal training and mores. Both know you can't dream something into existence- if you want something you have to make it happen and nobody else is going to do it for you.

        "Stand on a street corner"
        and "Reek of piss" don't really seem that helpful...

        the actual lessons are:
        you can't survive on your own
        surviving is work
        at subsistence levels your needs are simple and you always need to keep them in mind.
        be prepared.
        warmth>water>food>sex>entertainment

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Everybody gets beaten down at some time. No way to escape it. Some because of their own fault. Some because of falling for dependencies like drugs or alcohol. Especially with dope. So many people take dope to add an edge to get ahead. Finally the dope takes over and the fuck themselves saying that they will catch up tomorrow. Tomorrow gets further and further away. Other dope heads are just useless from birth and never get a start.

          Biggest thing is that when you start to give up, you simply become stubborn and say progress is not worth your time. Not everybody is a dope head. I wish I had been one. Maybe it would of made me desperate enough to fight harder and be ruthless. Next time, I will give no quarter.

          Biggest thing I enjoyed was having no bills, bill collectors, sanctimonious friends and customers. No having to kiss a fuckers ass so he will make a purchase. No having to balance my prices with morality or the necessity of paying a bill. No having to be in the lead. THE SIMPLICITY OF JUST BEING A NORMAL GUY. A NUMBER.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    "Stand on a street corner"
    and "Reek of piss" don't really seem that helpful...

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